A newly released music album by City Harvest Church, featuring songs by Pastor Sun Ho, has hit top spot in Singapore's iTunes charts amid the ongoing controversy and court case against her husband, Pastor Kong Hee, for funneling millions of church donations into her career.
Singapore's The Independent reported on Tuesday that CHC's praise and worship album Draw Me went on sale over the weekend, and by Monday had already climbed to the top of the country's iTunes Store, prevailing over international superstars such as Adele, Coldplay, and One Direction.
Despite China's ongoing crackdown on Christians, believers' faith is growing stronger in the world's most populous nation, one church member reveals in an interview with China Aid.
He also called on the United States to take an active role to help Christians in China.
China Aid reported that the interview was conducted back in May with a member of Huoshi Church in China's central Guizhou province, which has been serially targeted by the Communist Party. Government officials have been persecuting minority religious people on an increasing basis, with a separate China Aid report noting that 20,000 people suffered religious persecution throughout 2015. more >>
The United States' largest Protestant denomination lost approximately 204,000 members in 2015, according to recently released statistics.
LifeWay Christian Resources released the Annual Church Profile statistics Tuesday, which tracked among other things the SBC's total membership, worship attendance, and number of congregations.
Total membership in the SBC in 2015 was approximately 15.294 million, which is a decrease from the approximately 15.499 million reported in 2014. This represents a 1.32 percent decrease. more >>
Three months after launching a midweek service, gospel singer-turned-pastor Deitrick Haddon is officially opening the doors to his Hill City Church on Sundays.
Haddon took to Instagram to announce the growth of his church.
"I'm excited to announce that @hillcitychurchla is now starting Sunday worship encounters! Your Sunday afternoon will never be the same," the Instagram message reads. "Feel free to worship with @hillcitychurchla at 3pm every Sunday! Our first Sunday encounter will be June 12th! Don't miss it!!" more >>
Long before she was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, superstar Madonna and her parents had a history attending a place of worship called Our Lady of the Visitation Church. Now that the church is about to be sold, the famed singer's brother has an idea of what to do with it.
"It'd be nice if they could do something with the church, maybe an art museum – anything to keep it going, it's a nice structure," said Martin Ciccone, Madonna's older brother, in an MLive report. "I'd like to see somebody keep it and do something artistic with it."
The Catholic church in Bay City, Michigan, was more than a place where Madonna attended Mass. It also is the place where her parents Tony Ciccone and Madonna Fortin were married over sixty years ago. Her brother, the owner of Ciccone Vineyard & Winery in Western Michigan, is sad to hear that the church is going to be sold. more >>
After Tamar Braxton announced that she was going off the social media grid amid reports that she had been fired from her co-hosting duties on "The Real," the singer and reality television star has decided to spend more time in church.
The singer appeared in an Instagram image with gospel singer Erica Campbell whose record producer husband, Pastor Warryn Campbell, leads the California Worship Center. Braxton attended the church's service with her husband, Vincent Herbert, and their 3-year-old son, Logan.